Tonga's Parliament, scheduled to sit this week, has been adjourned until May.
The Speaker and the Legislative Assembly's Business Standing Committee has approved a request from Prime Minister Pohiva Tu'i'onetoa for the adjournment.
The prime minister said his government needed time to complete unfinished business and new initiatives, including the preparation of the 2020/2021 Budget and a number of new Bills.
Mr Tu'i'onetoa was elected by MPs to the position of prime minister last September.
Parliament has not sat since.